T&G Building - 143-153 Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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T&G Building: 143-153 Collins Street, MELBOURNE

T&G Building
T&G Building
T&G Building
T&G Building

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Building Profile

Name : T&G Building
Past Names : Temperance & General, KPMG House

Location

Address: 143-153 Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


T&G Building is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1928 - 1929
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

Height
(to roof) : 40
(to pinnacle) : 67
number of floors : 12

Built in the Interwar period in the Chicagoesque style

Notable features

Huge cornice and dominant tower, the T & G buildings were of similar design in most cities built in the 20s. The Melbourne T & G is one of the only of its kind remaining in Australia. It features a step back tower adorned by a pyramid atop a massive Chicagoesque base. A further stage, that extended it along Russell Street to the corner of Flinders Lane was completed, in the same Renaissance palazzo style in the 1960s. The complete building exterior was restored and conserved in the 1990s despite a lack of official heritage status.

History

Architect: A & K Henderson




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